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foreign policy sumaries - Richard Betts"The Delusion of...

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Richard Betts “The Delusion of Impartial Intervention” - preaches the ideal “do no harm” belief but says that the cold war unanimously gave the UN and the US the power and responsibility to intervene in world conflicts and wars. - Argues that in order to take control or to intervene abroad, the US and the UN more than often do more harm than good because of the fundamental ideology that you cant intervene in certain wars impartially and expect to end the war. - In the examples of Bosnia Somalia and Haiti, US involvement only prolonged fighting and suffering in the end, however, had they taken the side of the predicted victor, fighting would have ended sooner o Leaves the moral question of when is moral rectitude more important the ending violence and carnal injustice. o Emphisyses that impartial involvment nearly never solves the problem, and ideally the UN could simply overthrow curropt governments the way they did in Cambodia however, for many reasons that is unreasonable They replaced it with an arguably unstable govt not having solved the root problem Too expensive for the UN to handle every case that way Too much responsibility away from the individual nation Sets a poor precident - examples: o Bosnia Had the UN directly supported the Serbs (the stronger faction) the war would have ended immediately cutting down on killing and immediate suffering. Instead the UN/US partially took sides with the Muslims and Croats however only humanitarian-ly not militarily The economic sanctions on the country worked against the Serbs and the arms embargoes worked against the Mustlims, prolonging the war and suffering. o
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